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For a memorable short break, the Hungarian capital is a must-see. Budapest has been on the „Top Ten Cities in the World to see” list (Telegraph.co.uk, SundayPost, WorldChaCha,... ) for years. No wonder this amazing city that is located in the heart of Europe and divided by the always magnificent Danube is a preferred destination for many. Its eclectic architecture, great monuments, buzzling cultural life, great cuisine and world-famous spas will surely capture your heart.  

Check out our hotel offers. Whether you plan to stay for the weekend or for a midweek break, you will surely find great accommodation at a reasonable price in one of our centrally located hotels in Budapest. Budapest awaits you! Choose one of Danubius Hotels’ great Budapest city break deals!

City Break deals in Budapest

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Budapest SuperSaver - Free cancellation

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EUR 114.75
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Book our "Budapest SuperSaver" hot deal and save up to 20% in one of the following City and Spa hotels in Budapest. All offering high quality service – some have modern spas with genuine Thermal water springs.
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Budapest SuperSaver with early booking discounts

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EUR 108.00
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Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where you’ll be enchanted by the magical atmosphere of its setting on the banks of the River Danube and the abundant choice of things to see and do. Come and explore the delights of the Hungarian capital yourself, and book early to enjoy great discounts.

Best available daily rate - free cancellation

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EUR 46.00
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Budapest is known as the jewel of the Danube! Its wealth of cultural, historical and culinary events and attractions promise you the experience of a lifetime. Plan your short Budapest break, or perhaps a longer stay in Hungary’s capital, risk-free! Our daily rate offers flexible room booking options with free cancellation.
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EUR 38.25
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Discover the attraction-rich Hungarian capital and let yourself be enchanted by Budapest. Drop into the popular ruin pubs, downtown art galleries, or even watch a great theatre performance. Book your room at least 10 days in advance and save up to 20% at Danubius Hotels.

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Things to do in Budapest

Whatever sets your soul on fire, you will surely find what you’re looking for during your mini-break in Budapest.

Here are some of our top tips to make the most out of your stay.

 

For explorers 

Discover the Castle District, the UNESCO World Heritage site on the Buda side. Its main attractions include the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion amongst many great museums and medieval houses. Take a walk around the charming little streets and marvel at the panoramic view of the city. You can get there by bus from the city centre or by the famous funicular which runs frequently from the Buda side of Chain Bridge.

To enjoy the charming outdoors, visit Margaret Island that is found by the stunning Margaret Bridge between Buda and Pest. The island is a perfect place for romantic strolls, recreation and sports. For more information, click on our article:

Our third suggestion is Szentendre, a quaint small town near Budapest. Szentendre attracts visitors with its many art galleries, charming cafes, restaurants and unique museums like the Hungarian Open Air Museum (Skanzen) or the Szamos Marzipan Museum.
Getting to Szentendre takes about 40 minutes by HÉV (suburban train) or by a boat trip on the Danube.


For art lovers

Budapest has plenty of great museums exhibiting Hungarian and international artists.
Hungarian National Gallery in the Castle District offers an extensive collection of old and contemporary art.
If you are into antique art pieces, you will enjoy a walk in Falk Miksa utca, a street full of antiques and art shops.

Are you into music? Surprise yourself with a ticket to Zeneakadémia (Hungarian State Opera House) for classical pieces and operas. Alternatively visit  Müpa (Palace of Arts) for classical, contemporary, jazz, pop or world music concert.


For families with children

From cave tours to play houses, from the Zoo to aqua parks, Budapest offers many interesting places to discover with your kids. Fun family time is guaranteed! Find out all the details in our article of Budapest with kids.


For foodies

Hungarian cuisine is known for its unique dishes: stuffed cabbage, beef stew and chicken paprikash will surprise your taste buds with warm, spicy (mostly paprika) flavours. If you like soups, try Jókai bean soup, Újvári chicken soup or Fisherman’s soup made of the best selection of local fishes.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Pop into one of the many great confectionaries (Gerbeaud, Művész and Ruszwurm are both traditional and popular) and order a somlói galuska (pastry with walnut, chocolate and crème), a classic Dobos cake or krémes (cream pastry).
We also recommend you the most traditional Hungarian street food called lángos, a salty, deep fried dough served with a hint – or a lot of – garlic, or with sour crème and grated cheese on top. Lángos is sold at most of the food markets and at many eateries all over the city. Besides, Budapest has plenty of restaurants with high standards and excellent menus to choose from - for more details browse through our personal recommendations for the best restaurants in Budapest.


For those who enjoy a good spa

Budapest is famous for its thermal baths, offering healing and well-being for their visitors. See our article about the Best Thermal Baths in Budapest

Choose the spa capital for a Budapest city break that eases aches and pains.


For those who like chilling out

Brighten up your day with a good cup of coffee. Budapest has lots of great cafés, like the beautiful, traditional Zsolnay Café.
In the evening, the best places to chill out in Budapest are the so-called ruin bars (Szimpla Kert, Ellátókert, Instant are the most popular ones in the 7th district). Ruin pubs are great for hanging out with old friends, meeting new ones or enjoying live concerts.


Are you ready for more tips?

See our guide on spending a 3 days short break in Budapest.

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Quick facts / Local Tips

Currency

The official currency of Hungary is Hungarian Forint (HUF)


Weather

Hungary is geographically blessed with continental climate that offers 4 different seasons a year. Spring (from March to May) is usually mild and sunny, with occasional showers and gentle wind. Summer is typically hot and sunny, July and August being the hottest months with lots of sunshine. Autumn time (from September to November) can surprise you with windy, rainy weather, especially in November. Winter lasts from December to February and typically cold and snowy.  

Local time

Central European Time (GMT+1)

Attractions

Stunning monuments and breath-taking sights – your Budapest city break will be a feast to your eyes. Buda Castle, the Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square, Chain Bridge, the Great Market Hall, Gellért Hill, thermal baths – to name a few. Our insider tip: standing in the middle of Margaret Bridge you can capture Chain Bridge, Castle Hill with the stunning Buda Castle, the Danube and the Parliament building – all in one single photo! Find more information about Budapest attractions here


Nightlife

Budapest has lots of pubs, bars and clubs to choose from. Gozsdu udvar is a hub of it all offering an ideal spot to start your evening.

The most popular bars are undoubtedly the famous ruin bars and ruin pubs. Try Szimpla Kert, Ellátó Kert or Instant.
Get your guide for the Budapest Nightlife Area.

Eating and drinking

Make sure you try one of the famous Hungarian dishes: Stuffed Cabbage, Fisherman’s Soup, Chicken Paprikash or Beef Stew. Don’t miss the traditional Hungarian food called Lángos either!
Hungary has one of the best wine selections in Europe. If you are brave enough, try Pálinka, the local fruit brandy/spirit made of fruits, as well!
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Shopping

Most shops are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Supermarkets and malls usually have longer opening hours.

Emergency services numbers

•    Ambulance: 104
•    Police: 107
•    Fire service: 105
•    Central help number: 112

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year's Day
March 15 – National Holiday, commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848
Easter – Easter Sunday and Easter Monday in March or April
May 1 – Labour Day
Whit Monday – May or June
August 20 – St. Stephen's Day, commemorating the first king of Hungary
October 23 – Day of the Republic, commemorating the revolution of 1956
November 1 – All Saints' Day
December 25-26 – Christmas

Important note: On all public and national holidays most businesses, shops and restaurants are closed. Public transport operates on holiday schedule, so buses, tube, trams and trolley buses, etc. run less frequently.

Flight Guide

Situated in the heart of Europe, Budapest can be reached easily by plane in 2-3 hours from most European cities. Most airlines run direct flights from Europe, and some also from America.

Your flight will arrive at Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The airport is 16 kilometres from the city-centre. Public transport, mini bus services and taxis running frequently to and from the city.

 

Departure from                         
Filght duration         
Airline
London, United Kingdom
2h 40m
Wizz Air, Ryanair, British Airways, easyJet
Frankfurt, Germany
1h 45m
Lufthansa, Wizz Air
City of Brussels, Belgium
2h 5m
Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, Wizz Air
Warsaw, Poland
1h 20m
LOT, Wizz Air
Munich, Germany
1h 15m
Lufthansa
Paris, France
2h 25m
Air France, Ryanair, easyJet, Transavia
Moscow, Russia
2h 35m
Aeroflot, Wizz Air
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2h 15m
KLM, easyJet
Prague, Czechia
1h 20m
CSA, Ryanair
Tel Aviv, Israel
3h 15m
Wizz Air, El Al, Bluebird Airways
Berlin, Germany
1h 30m
easyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air
Rome, Italy
1h 45m
Ryanair, Alitalia, Wizz Air
Vienna, Austria
50m
Austrian
Barcelona, Spain
2h 35m
Ryanair, Wizz Air, Vueling
Dublin, Ireland
3h 10m
Ryanair, Aer Lingus
Kiev, Ukraine
1h 40m
Ukraine International, Wizz Air
Manchester, United Kingdom
2h 55m
Ryanair, Jet2, easyJet
Stockholm, Sweden
2h 10m
Norwegian, Wizz Air
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3h 5m
Ryanair, Jet2
Saint Petersburg, Russia
2h 30m
Wizz Air
New York City, USA
10h 15m
LOT
Chicago, USA
10h 45m
LOT

 

For more information and tickets: a https://www.bud.hu/

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